Business/Nonprofits / Mount Pleasant

Second annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ donation drive to assist local school teachers

Community members are coming together to “Stuff the Bus,” which will help local elementary teachers get supplies for their classrooms. The United Way of Isabella County is hosting the second annual school supply drive starting July 28. The non-profit organization […]
Mount Pleasant / On Campus

Student-backed marijuana decriminalization proposal could be on November ballot

Mount Pleasant voters could see a student-backed proposition calling for the citywide decriminalization of marijuana on the November ballot. Student Advocates for Medical/Recreational Cannabis have procured enough petition signatures to get the initiative on the ballot. The registered student organization […]
Isabella County / Metro / Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts
A composite sketch created by the Isabella County Sheriff's Department of a male assault case suspect wanted by Mount Pleasant police.

(Courtesy Photo | Isabella County Sheriff's Department)

Mount Pleasant police searching for unknown male suspect in assault case

Mount Pleasant police are hoping community members can help them identify the male suspect of a physical assault case that occurred on Wednesday afternoon. The suspect is believed to be a white male between 25-to-30 years old with dark hair and blue eyes, […]
Politics / University

State GOP staffers take secret video of CMU prof’s campaign

Susan Grettenberger isn’t surprised Michigan Republicans showed up at the press conference announcing her candidacy. But she was surprised when footage they took showed up Tuesday on YouTube. The Detroit News reported Michigan GOP staffers used a hidden camera to record several Democratic […]

Art Walk Central aims to add growth in third way

For the third year, downtown streets and businesses across Mount Pleasant will feature manifestations of the imagination by local artists through Art Reach of Mid Michigan. Art Reach of Mid Michigan, which was founded in 1981, helps to facilitate and enrich […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant

Harley Day to offer motorcycle rides for people with disabilities

Despite 12 years of organizing motorcycle rides for people with disabilities, Edi Bowerman easily identified her favorite Harley Day moment. “In the first year, one of our consumers had been in a wheelchair his entire life,” Bowerman said. “At the […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant

City officials award bids for street maintenance

Mount Pleasant roads battered by the harsh winter are being treated to two maintenance initiatives authorized by the City Commission this summer. At a July 14 session, contracts were awarded to two construction companies to seal cracks and clean streets […]
Metro / News / Student Life / U.S./World
CMU alumnus dies in plane crash in upstate New York

CMU alumnus dies in plane crash in upstate New York

Reed Phillips, a 25-year-old from Midland and a 2012 Central Michigan University graduate, died in a plane crash in North Elba, New York on Saturday morning. The single-engine plane carrying Phillips and two other people stalled and crashed while attempting […]
Mount Pleasant / News

Mount Pleasant hires Communications Director

Editors note: This story was updated at 7:35 p.m. with a quote from Tracy Burton. A Central Michigan University professor of journalism was named the City of Mount Pleasant communications director. Tracy Burton, who has held the position in an […]
Administration / Mount Pleasant
The Student Book Exchange has officially closed. The owners put up "Thank You" signs in the windows.

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

CMU officials turn down offer to buy vacant SBX storefront

No one knows what the future holds for the building that now stands mostly empty on the corner of University and Bellows streets. Since the Student Book Exchange closed its doors for the final time last week, signs have been […]
Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts

Dumpster fires still a problem in Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant police reported another dumpster fire around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. The dumpster was discovered by an officer on a regular patrol. Officer Jeff Browne, MPPD’s public information officer, said the officer smelled something as they passed by and found […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / Politics
Mount Pleasant's City Commission approved a draft contract for the creation of an Okaya, Japan sister city sculpture. City commissioners plan on gifting the sculpture to the city when it visits Okaya early next year.

(Gokul Kumar | File Photo)

City approves draft contract for Okaya, Japan sister city sculpture

Mount Pleasant’s City Commission approved a draft contract Monday night allowing the city to create a sculpture in honor of its sister city relationship with Okaya, Japan. The contract, totaling in more than $12,000, will cover the cost of materials […]

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